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>>> the scandal grows p. the head of scotland yard resigns on the same day. >>> the new mystery surrounding casey anthony. where is she after walking out of jail now a free woman? >>> and sudden death. an exhilarating women's world >>> and sudden death. an exhilarating women's world cup decided on the final kick. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. >>> good evening. the growing fallout from great britain's newspaper phone hacking scandal gained new momentum today, claiming two major figures. including scotland yard's top cop. tonight the woman who until recently ran rupert murdoch's newspaper holdings in the uk is under arrest. and the head of the london police department has abruptly resigned amid questions over his department's pursuit of the case. all this being followed very closely in this country, which is home to some of the crown jewels of murdoch's now damaged media empire. nbc's stephanie gosk is in london tonight with late developments for us in the case. stephanie
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. >> reporter: london police chief resigned under intense pressure after it emerged that scotland yard hired a former "news of the world" editor as a media consultant in 2009. the same year investigators decided not to further pursue the phone hacking case. the former editor, neil wallace, was arrested last week in connection with the scandal. >> i have a suggestion that we must have suspected the alleged involvement of mr. wallace in phone hacking. let me say unequivocally that i did not, and have no reason to do so. >> reporter: even with the head of police preparing to step down, scotland yard continues to make arrests. today, it was rebekah brooks, former head of rupert murdoch's newspaper arm here in the uk, who resigned herself on friday. it was just a week ago that murdoch flew to london and stood by her side, all smiles. brooks had a meteoric rise at the company, becoming editor of "news of the world" when she was only 32. it was in 2002, with brooks at the paper's helm, that "news of the world" reporters allegedly hacked the phone of murdered teenager millie doweler. a case that sho
commissioner at scotland yard is the latest to lose his job in connection with this scandal. stephanie gosk has the latest. >> reporter: london's top cop resigned under intense pressure after it emerged that scotland yard hired a former "news of the world" editor as a media consultant in 2009. the former editor, neil wallace, was arrested for his connections with the phone hacking scandal last week. in stepping down, stevenson denies any wrongdoing. >> i have heard suggestions that we must have suspected the alleged involvement of mr. wallace in phone hacking. let me say unequivoclyhat t i did not and had no reason to do so. >> reporter: stevenson says he quit because he's become a distraction for scotland yard. meanwhile, rebekah brooks, the former head of the british newspaper arm was the latest person to be arrested. brooks resigned from her executive position at "news corps" friday, the same day les hinton, now publisher of "the wall street journal" resigned. on tuesday, they will public answer questions from members of parliament. "news corps" published two full page advertisement thes ove
and duchess of cambridge invited by the queen to scotland. apparently, this is the first time kate has been invited to the balmoral estate. the queen spends time there every september. >>> it's going to be a steamy week starting out this monday morning. let's get the latest on the weather today with veronica johnson in the storm center. >> today is going to be one of those days, in fact one of those weeks, coming right through the weekend where you're going to want to stay hydrated. temperatures this morning running in the 70s already. it's 76 degrees at reagan national airport. they've got a light wind out of the south and southwest at 8 miles per hour. let's take a look at the temperatures throughout the area right now. anacostia at 76. college park at 77. camp springs 71. and rockville at 70 degrees currently. your day planner forecast. by noontime, 89 degrees. by 5:00 p.m. temperature 91. so it really is going to be turning quite hot around the area. meanwhile, as you take a look at your four-day forecast, low to mid-90s first part of the week. upper 90s the latter part of the week. we'
and worried what will happen next. london metropolitan police, the fabled scotland yard, is reeling after two sudden resignations of its most senior leadership. sir paul stephenson, the police chief, and his deputy, john yates, career policemen who are the latest casualties in the phone hacking scandal. scotland yard has been accused of mishandling the investigation into "news of the world," maintaining at times close relationships with the very people they were supposed to be investigating. police officers accepting bribes from reporters has allegedly been commonplace. stephenson and yates deny both any wrong doing on their part. >> i have acted with complete integrity and my conscience is clear. >> now the department tasked with counterterrorism and the 2012 olympics must find new leadership. what started as a scandal involving a single newspaper has now grown so large, it is rocking this country's institutions and the murdoch empire. so far, there has been four high-profile resignations, ten arrests. most recently, rebecca brooks, one of rupert murdoch's most trusted executives. she resign
. >>> this morning former editor of "news of the world" rebecca brooks is out of jail. meanwhile scotland yard's top cop resigned amid the phone hacking scandal in great britain. the head of the london police department, sir paul stevenson, resigned. he quit under intense pressure after it was revealed that scotland yard hired a former editor as a media consultant. that editor has also been arrested in connection with the scandal. >> i and the people who know me know that my integrity is completely intact. i may wish we'd have done some things differently, but i'll not lose any sleep over my personal integri integrity. >> british lawmakers are preparing to grill rupert and james murdoch. a parliamentary committee will question the duo about the scandal tomorrow. >>> today money will be flowing at the white house in the form of the nation's most prominent billionaires. president obama is hosting warren buffett and bill and melinda gates along with other members of the giving pledge. the giving pledge was founded by buffett and the gates family last year. it encourages america's wealthiest citizens to
in scotland with all the pomp, circumstance and ceremony as britain celebrates another royal newly wed couple. as britain celebrates another royal newly wed couple. today sunday, july 31, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a sunday. i'm lester holt. >> i'm jenna wolfe. we're just 48 hours from the point where the nation is unable to pay all of its bills and risk default but this morning some signs of progress. >> we have details of a possible detail coming out last night when harry reid said the two senates were trying to nail down loose ends and complete an agreement. >> we should stress, there is no deal quite yet. the situation is still quite fragile, but both sides are hoping to end this bittal debt limit showdown before the august 2nd deadline on tuesday. >> the senate delayed its critical vote until 1:00 p.m. today amid growing indications that this compromise could be in the works that would avert a federal default tuesday. we have the story covered from capitol hill to the white house. we begin this morning with nbc's
two major figures, including scotland yard's top cop. the head of the london police department, sir paul stevenson, resigned today. he quit under intense pressure after it was revealed that scotland yard hired a former "news of the world" editor as a media consultant. that editor has been arrested in connection with the scandal. >> i have had suggestions that we must have suspected the alleged involvement of mr. wallace in phone hacking. let me say unequivocally that i did not and have no reason to do so. >> also today, former "news of the world" editorial rebekah brooks was arrested. she denies knowing anything about the scandal. a parliamentary committee hearing on the phone-hacking scandal is set for this tuesday. >>> casey anthony may be a free woman tonight, but many questions linger about what's next for the florida mother found not guilty of killing her 2-year-old daughter. anthony said nothing and showed little emotion as she walked out of jail just after midnight amid tight security. her whereabouts tonight are not known, and her attorneys hope to keep it that way. she's re
of the rain storm, a century old poplar trees fell on the grounds of the century-old scotland zion church in potomac. the huge tree missed the little church. >> it didn't hit the building. hit benches we had out front. knocked down electric wires. we still have power in the church. sends a good message. maybe next time it will hit the old building, we can get a new church. >> reporter: montgomery county police officers took matters and a chain saw in hand after a tree fell across busy tuckerman lane in the cabin john area at the height of rush hour. just down the road, power lines and utility lines were sagging and in some cases snapped in two. possibly the result of a surge when the tree fell. small creeks that are barely noticeable most days quickly rose toward their banks with the accumulated rain water. the ground is still very wet in a lot of places so we could see more trees come down overnight. dorine, back to you. >> jackie bensen reporting. >>> there are still thousands of people in our area without power. pepco reports 3 600 customers without electricity. dominion power restored
. tonight, scotland yard's lead investigator says there may be as many as 4,000 victims in the case against rupert murdoch's media empire and among them, former prime minister gordon brown who says his family's privacy was violated by a story that hit very close to home. stephanie goss has the report from london. >> reporter: the british public wants answers. rupert murdoch and top executive, rebecca brooks have all been asked to testify next week before a parliament committee. the powerful trio have yet to agree but "news international" the subsidiary that ran "the news of the world" is already defending itself against the latest allegations. in an interview on the bbc today, former prime minister, gordon brown, accused "news international" of employing known criminals to dig up personal information. >> i'm shocked. i'm genuinely shocked to find this happened because of the links with criminals. >> reporter: in 2006, a murdoch paper run at the time by rebecca brooks reported that brown's newborn son has cystic fibrosis. now brown questions the methods the paper used to get that information
it was prince william's cousin who walked down the aisle. sarah phillips tied the knot in ed inborough, scotland. hundreds of well wishers including the duke and duchess of cambridge were in attendance. this one was closed to the public. sarah phillips is a world-class equestrian who is expected to compete in next year's olympics. >>> a rally for education on the elips is this afternoon. matt damon attended the "save our schools" rally. it was put on by national and local members. they demand that they improve education for all students here in the united states. >>> still to come, another sign of the federal cash supply is short. the u.s. company with more money than the u.s. treasury. >>> the heat wave continues, not as bad today. we are on our way to breaking lots of records this month. chuck will tell us >>> there's word tonight apple computers has more money than the u.s. treasury. apple's got $76 billion in the cash. it still spends far less than the u.s. government. which will be spending close to $3.8 trillion this year. >>> after a four-month lockout, the gates were open wide at the par
-profile celebrities are suing scotland yard claiming it knew about the hacking and did nothing about it. prime minister david come ro under fire for private dinners and weekend trips with murdoch and other top news dorps executives. >> venezuelan president, hugo chavez, headed back to cuba for more cancer treatments. he's scheduled to undergo chemotherapy after having a few more removed last month. before leaving venezuela he handed over some power to his vice president and planning minister. chavez had been urged to hand over all of his power but he refused. it's not been disclosed what type of cancer he's battling. >>> time is running out for president obama and congressional republicans to reach a deal on the nation's debt limit. 17 days until the default deadline. mike has the latest. >> reporter: for visitors outside, us from administration with the gridlock that threatens the global economy. >> it's politics. it's always going to be politics. one side always picks on the other side. >> i had think it puts a whole lot of uncertainty into the economic markets. >> in salt lake city at a mee
, including scotland yard's number two, assistant commissioner john yates. >> we in the police service are truly accountable. those of us who take on the most difficult jobs clearly have to stand up and be counted when things go wrong. >> reporter: that was on the heels of his boss's resignation last night. commissioner paul stevenson, the head of scotland yard. and there have also now been at least ten arrests. the latest, rebekah brooks, the former chief executive of murdoch's british media holdings. she showed up in a prearranged appointment with police on sunday, and was subsequently held and questioned for nine hours before being released on bail. all of this is putting increasing pressure on the murdoch family. are you put murdoch, his son james and rebekah brooks are expected to appear before a government committee tomorrow to answer questions about the scandal. kurt gregory, nbc news. >> and there is another late development in this story. "the guardian" newspaper reports that london is examining a computer found in a bag throne into a trash can in an underground parking garage
reportedly invited the duke and duchess of cambridge on a family vacation in balmoral scotland. the queen is looking forward to spending quality time with kate to get to know her better. it's the first time kate has been invited to the balmoral estate. the queen and duke of edd edinborough usually spend time there in september. >>> the u.s. women's soccer team with a heartbreaking loss to japan. in the shootout, a near miss by the u.s. and clutch scoring by japan sealed the american women's fate as japan won the shootout 4-2 to win the world cup. after the game, star forward abby wambach tipped her cap to japan, but she was understandably frustrated at the outcome. >> obviously, it's not what we wanted. we wanted a gold medal. we wanted to bring the cup home. seems like the japanese team had nerves of steel. their keeper makes a couple good saves on our penalties, and that's the difference. >> meanwhile, japan is celebrating its first ever women's world cup title. the victory is seen as an emotional boost for japan, which is still dealing with the damage and devastation from that earthqua
. >> reporter: london's top cop resigned under intense pressure after emerged scotland yard hired a former news of the word editor as a media consultant in 2009. the former editor, neil wallace, was arrested for his connections with the phone hacking scandal last week. in stepping down stephenson denies any wrongdoing. >> i have had suggestions we must have suspected the alleged involvement of mr. wallace in phone hacking. let me say unequivocally it is our -- did not and have no reason to do so. >> reporter: stephenson says he quit because he's become a distraction for scotland yard which has been criticized for the handling of the phone hacking investigation. among the accusations their failure to notify victims including actor hugh grant who is now suing the department. rebecca brooks, former head of murdoch's british newspaper arm, was the latest person to be arrested. her spokesman says she was asked to come in for questioning on sunday but did not know she would be arrested. brooks resigned from her executive position friday and same day hinton, her predecessor, editor of "the wall street
officers for information. scotland yard is already investigating allegations that they hacked into the voicemails of murder victims, families of fallen soldiers, celebrities, and politicians. >>> groupon is now getting more personal. they announced they'll collect more information about its users. it sent e-mails about the privacy policy change to its 83 million users this weekend. groupon will share collected information with other businesses in an effort to bring you more relevant deals, it says. it named the travel website expedia as one business partner that allows it to offer users more categories for coupons. some analysts say the privacy policy change is one step in groupon becoming a public company. >>> if you've walked around outdoors in the middle of the day in the washington area, you know it's been a hot summer. now the area's oppressive heat and stifling humidity have earned the nation's capital a dubious honor. the weather channel has ranked washington, d.c., the sixth hottest city in the country. and we've been ranked the hottest city in the northeast. we found
is striking their own balance between the new and the old. and from the response they've received in scotland, it seems to be working. stephanie gosk, nbc news, edin brou >>> that's nbc nightly news for this saturday. i'm lester holt reporting from new york. i'll see you tomorrow morning on today. i'll see you tomorrow morning on today. good night, everyone. captions paid for by nbc-universal television baby caughing... baby wheezing... baby caughing... anncr: congress can't ignore the facts. more air pollution means more childhood asthma attacks. baby caughing... anncr: log on to lungusa.org
at nationals park. >>> new this morning, scotland yard makes another arrest in that phone hacking scandal. meanwhile, some members of congress are now calling for a u.s. investigation into the scandal, involving rupert murdoch's news corporation in britain. the move comes after journalists from the new defunct tabloid paper "news of the world" reportedly contacted a new york city policeman to try to get private phone records of british citizens who died in the world trade center during the 9/11 attacks. former british prime minister gordon brown says other newspapers owned by murdoch took part in the phone hacking scandal. >>> the girlfriend of one of the country's most notorious mobsters says she knew nothing about his violent past. catherine greig is behind bars accused of harboring a fugitive. her lawyer made the argument during a bail hearing. fbi agents arrested her along with james "whitey" bulger near los angeles. prosecutors say bulger used to head boston's notorious winter hill gang and committed the murders to eliminate rivals or potential witnesses. greig left with him in 1995.
as scotland. >> we adore them and we just happened to be hire at tere at t time. >> we watched the wedding and we heard they were coming to l.a. >> reporter: southern california is the couple's only stop during their three day u.s. visit. though elton john and david and victor i can't remember beckham have homes here, they'll stay at the british council general's mansion in hancock park where they were welcomed friday night by top state and city leaders. next on the agenda, prince william plays in a clarity polo match in santa barbara, then they'll help promote the british film industry at a black tie event for the british academy of film and television arts. jina kim, nbc news, beverly hills. >>> coming up on 16 after the hour. a little polo, hollywood time. i would imagine there will be a lot of celeb brrity visiting. >> and do you let him win? some people say yes. i say you'll be wren written down in the record books if you beat him. anyway, we have plenty of sunshine coming our way. we'll talk about all the detail -dad, why are you getting that? -that's my cereal. is there a prize in t
sunday in connection with scotland yards' investigation into the allegations of hacking and bribery. federal authorities have made arrests in at least three states in connection with the investigation of a computer hacking group that calls itself anonymous. among those arrests is a contract ploy of at&t who's accused of using his access to acquire information and post it online in file sharing sites. >>> now to the hot weather, it's stirred up some storms across the region. doug's in the weather center with a look at what neighbors are getting hit and at this extreme heat that's only going to get worse. >> it's going to get a lot worse out is there, jim. we have high temperatures that reach 97 degrees in the district so far. 94 with a heat index of 100. some areas are getting relief. most of those in maryland, now even parts of virginia starting to see some relief in the form of a thunderstorm warning. this is for washington county into maryland. frederick county into maryland as well as jefferson county, west virginia as well as louden county, northwestern portions of louden county
is off tonight. there have been rapid-fire resignations of two officers at scotland yard. plus, the original "news of the world" whistle blower has been found dead. and this comes as media mogul rupert murdoch is expected to answer questions about the telephone hacking scandal from british lawmakers tomorrow. kurt gregory has the latest details on this developing story.
isn't considered suspicious. the news comes after four high profile resignations, including scotland yard's number one and number two resigned. >>> house republicans are trying to push what they call cut cap and balance to the floor today. it would require a balanced budget amendment to the constitution. president obama has warned he would veto it if it made it to his desk. but republicans have vowed to take the vote anyway saying, even if it is vetoed, it will at least lead to more compromise. there are several other compromises being floated, including one by senator mitch mcconnell, that would give the president authority to raise the debt ceiling. >>> this morning mayor vincent gray's office is facing allegations it accepted cash donations above the city's legal limit and recorded donations by people who say they didn't contribute to his mayoral bid. that's according to "the washington post." the newspaper says it found several instances of cash donations that exceeded the city's $25 limit. and gray campaign workers then improperly exchanged that cash for money orders which have
be looking into allegations that the tabloid routinely paid police officers for information. scotland yard is already investigating allegations that journalists at the paper hacked into the voicemails of murder victims, families of fallen soldiers, celebrities, and politicians. 6:27 is the time right now. debt ceiling talks at a stand still. we'll tell you the main sticking points congressional leaders can't seem to agree on. these sweet honey clustery things have fiber? fiber one. almost tastes like one of jack's cereals. uh, forgot jack's cereal. [ jack ] what's for breakfast? uh, try the number one! i've never heard of that. [ wife ] it's great. it's a sweet honey cereal, you'll love it. yeah, this is pretty good. are you guys alright? yeah. [ male announcer ] half a days worth of fiber. not that anyone has to know. fiber beyond recognition. fiber one. woman: saving for our child's college fund was getting man: yes it was. so to save some money, we taught our 5 year old how to dunk. woman: scholarship! woman: honey go get him. anncr: there's an easier way to save. get online. go to gei
of the world" employees. scotland yard says release of evidence could jeopardize their investigation. "news of the world" shut down amidst the allegation they hacked into the phones of celebrities, crime victims and even the prime minister. stephanie gosk has the story from london. >> reporter: the tabloid "news of the world" is finished, but the allegations keep coming in. today british media says former prime minister gordon brown is accusing the "sunday times," another murdoch paper of illegally pursuing private medical and financial information about him and his family. there are also reports that a member of the royal protection guard responsible for the royal family security sold a list of phone numbers to the "news of the world." >> these things we're hearing are absolutely appalling. and what people need to know is that i'm determined we will get to the bottom of this. >> reporter: there are already signs that the expanding crisis is affecting news course business. today the prime minister nick clay called on rupert murdoch to back down on his deal to merge with a british tv network
. the news comes after four high-profile resignations, including scotland yard's number one and number two. >>> what's amounting to a symbolic vote will be the last order of business tonight as republicans bring their cut, cap, and balance proposal to the house floor. president obama has already warned he would veto the legislation, which includes a balanced budget constitutional amendment. but gop aides say the vote is expected around 7:00 tonight after four hours of debate. republicans say even if the measure is vetoed, it will at least lead to more compromise. other proposals are being floated, including one by senator mitch mcconnell that would give the president the authority to raise the debt ceiling. >>> at a time when many states are facing unprecedented money problems, virginia is bucking the trend. the associated press reports the state ended the fiscal year with a surplus of more than $300 million. the bulk of the money appears to come from income taxes that exceeded expectations. it's the second year in a row virginia finished the fiscal year with a surplus. >>> all right. vero
for information. scotland yard is already investigating allegations that journalists at the paper hacked into the voicemails of murder victims, families of fallen soldiers, celebrities, and politicians. >>> the social coupon site groupon wants to make its new rules on privacy public. it announced it's collecting personal information about users and sharing it with other businesses. groupon says the goal is to offer more relevant deals in more categories. for instance, if a person uses groupon and expedia, the travel website will also know your buying habits. some analysts say that privacy change is one step in groupon becoming a public company. ♪ >>> a local rock venue is one of the best in the country. billboard ranked the 9:30 club in northwest washington as the second hottest club and the second most influential club in north america. the company created the ranking based on box office sales and reviews from top concert promoters. billboard ranked new york's bowebow ry ballroom the most influential and the vegas hard rock as the hottest. >>> get ready for another scorcher out there
's brought out royal watchers from as far away as scotland. >> we adore them and we just happened to be here at the right time. >> we watched the royal wedding and then we started planning because we heard that they were coming to l.a. >> reporter: southern california is the couple's only stop during their visit, though elton john and david and victoria beckham have homes here, they'll stay at the british council general's mansion in hancock park where they were welcomed friday night by top state and city leaders. next on the agenda, prince william plays in a clarity polo match in santa barbara, and then they'll help promote the british film industry at a black tie event for the british academy of film and television arts. gjengina kim, nbc news, beverly hills. >> they would told me some folks were paying as muches as $60,000 to get a chance to play polo with the prince. could you imagine? >> if you've got the money, great. and you're not going to have that opportunity very often. >> you can play with me for a lot less. a lot less. and i'll bring the drinks and hot dogs. just invite me. for
st. mary's county around the st. mary's city area, down around scotland beach, you're seeing rain and persistent rain, at that. 74 overnight tonight in washington. 70 in warrenton. it's going to be a very warm and humid night, and a very warm and humid day tomorrow. highs back around 91 degrees with scattered thunderstorms. some could produce heavy rain. guys? >> thanks, doug. >>> so are you hungry? how about a hot dog or 40 of them? in ten minutes? an alexandria resident took home this year's coney island hot dog eating contest award. sonja thomas, also known as the black widow, she threw down 40 hot dogs in under 11 minutes on her way to the win. wead her on the studio today at 4:00, and here's what she had to say before she got her mouth full. >> and how do you train for it? what's the strategy and technique with it? >> you know, first i have to practice. because i don't know how to eat fast. now that i've been doing this for almost nine years, right, i don't need to practice, really. and then anything -- be ready for stomach capacity. because i think probably i cannot -- i don
. scotland yard investigators say there may be as many as 4,000 victims in the hacking scandals done by murdoch's papers. >> i think it's something like 3,778 names, first and second names in the database. >> we were unable to spread the inquiry further with news international because of their refusal to cooperate more broadly. >> actor hugh grant was one of the targets in the phone hacking scandal. he talked about the latest backlash toward murdoch this morning on the "today" show. >> he had the power through his papers to get them elected and his paper knew, you know, dirty details about details about individual mps, so they were unwilling to take him on. up until three weeks ago, all politicians in our country were sucking up to rupert murdoch and drinking champagne on his lawn in the summer country. so it's kind of comical that the today they're all competing to say he's a terrible person. >> murdoch is scheduled to testify before parliament next tuesday. he shut down his tabloid, "news of the world" publication last week, among allegations that it hacked people's cell phones for
, in london. >> more than 4,000 telephone hacking victims have been identified by scotland yard. >>> families of the victims of the london transit bombings also are thought to have had their cell phones hacked by investigators for that paper, "the news of the world." those families were absorbing that news today as they marked the sixth anniversary of that terror attack. they got together in hyde park for a service at the memorial that honors the 52 victims. there are 52 steel pillars, each one inscribed with the name of a victim. one father says he thinks about his murdered son every day. >> it does become easier to handle, but it never goes away. it's one of those things that you know is going to be with you for the rest of your life. >> reporter: on july 7th, 2005, four suicide bombers attacked three subway trains and a bus. his son phillip was killed in the bus attack. >>> the transportation security administration is under scrutiny again tonight after one passenger claims she was disnatured against because of her curly hair. she was at sea-tac airport and was pulled aside by a tsa office
to an arrest. >>> new this morning scotland yard made another arrest in britain's phone hacking scandal. at the same time some members of congress are now calling for an investigation here in the u.s. the move comes after journalists from the now defunct tabloid paper "news of the world" reportedly contacted a new york city policeman to try to get private phone records of british citizens who died in the world trade center. former british prime minister gordon brown says other newspapers owned by rupert murdoch and news corp took part in the hacking scandal. >>> the girlfriend of one of the country's most notorious mobsters now says that she knew nothing about his violent past. catherine greig is behind bars accused of harboring a fugitive. fbi agents arrested her along with james "whitey" bulger near los angeles. prosecutors say that bulger used to head boston's notorious winter hill gang and committed more than a dozen murders to eliminate rivals or potential witnesses. greig left with him and disappeared in 1995. >>> a missing persons search group wants their money back for time and
be a more down to earth affair. the latest on that ceremony from scotland coming up. >>> are you ready to return to the '80s? >> i still live in the '80s. >> we're really going to take you back because we have one of the most popular bands of all time standing by for a big summer concert. >> journey out on the plaza. they're going to be performing on what is a stage that is still drying out from overnight rain. we're happy about that. see them in our 8:30 half hour. >>> let's begin with the debt ceiling crisis in washington. kelly o'donnell has been covering this story. she's got the latest this morning. kelly, good morning. >> good morning, ann. from delayed to potentially derailed, is that where we are this morning? hours and hours went by overnight when house speaker john boehner and his leadership team were trying to get a handful of their own members to go along, to come together on a solution to raise the debt ceiling and to cut spending. but they are nowhere. so now we know that all the republican house members will meet this morning to try to find a way out. >> it's time for so
that scotland yard hired a former "news of the world" editor as a media consultant in 2009. the former editor, neil wallace, was arrested for his connections with the phone hacking scandal last week. in stepping down, stevenson denies any wrongdoing. >> i have heard suggestions that we must have suspected the alleged involvement of mr. wallace's phone hacking. let me say unequivocally that i did not and had no reason to do so. >> reporter: stevenson says he quit because he's become a distraction for scotland yard, which has been criticized for its handling of the phone hacking investigation. among the accusations, their failure to notify victims, including actor hugh grant, who is now suing the department. meanwhile, rebecca brooks, the former head of the newspaper arm was the latest person to be arrested. her spokesman says she was asked to come in for questioning on sunday, but did not know she would be arrested. brooks resigned from her executive position at "news corps" friday, the same day les00ton, washer of "the wall street journal" resigned. the resignations and brooks' arrest some sa
consequences for hackers. meanwhile, prime minister david cameron and scotland yard are coming under increasing scrutiny with their relationship with murdoch. police commit they have evidence that the paper hacked almost 4,000 people. cameron is feeling heat after records show he invited top executives to private dinners and at least 26 meetings since he took office. >> the white house taking heat as well with a a meeting over the dalai lama. president obama met in private for 45 minutes yesterday. the white house says the meeting reaffirms the president's belief they should try to solve their differences. china vocally oppose the meeting asking the u.s. to rescind. dalai lama is wrapping up an 11-day trip to d.c. >>> the clock is ticking until the debt ceiling is reached. 16 days now. the white house today is looking to schedule another meeting between the president and congress. he and republicans are still seemingly miles apart. the president said higher taxes on the wealthy is a way to raise revenue. the republicans were quick to shoot that down. they said it's not a tax problem. it's a spe
was in the spotlight. live from scotland from britain's other royal wedding. >>> and what seems to be bringing more of the giant predators to the shores of new england and an up close look at the jaws of one of nature's most fearsome killing machines in action. those stories and much more when jana and i see you a bit later. aaron? >> looking forward to that. thanks, lester. 7:46. 79 degrees. chuck, where are we going? >> up, up, up. back into the 90s for what will be our 14th day in a row. 90 degrees or higher. how long can >>> so if you ever find yourself to get the little degree symbol on your computer, chuck discovered how to get this happen. >> i didn't discover it. i know i take credit for a lot of things. we have to use the degrees symbol a lot in the weather office. 0176 and it will put the degrees symbol. a lot of short cuts and crazy units and things to put on the end of a number. >> if i can just get the accent mark over the "e" i'll be happy. >> see, i don't know how to do that. >> facebook, tweet us, something. >> my sister has an accent at the end of her name. jeannie. i call her jean
for scotland yard gave testimony that shows how big this scandal has become. they say they have a list of 4,000 potential victims and additional 5,000 phone numbers that need to be analyzed and so far they've only notified 170 people. with daily accusations piling up and the list of high-profile targets including a former prime minister and the royal family, growing longer and longer, british parliament has decided it wants to hear directly from those in charge. rupert murdock, his son james, chief execive, and executive prebekaa brooks, has been asked to testify next week in front of parliament. >> what's really interesting is that until now, rupe rupert mur was confident that all parties are going to support him. now they're all turning against him. >> reporter: murdoch shut down the "news of the world" because of what was described as toxic culture. but the company is fighting back against allegations involving two of the other papers, "the sun" and "the sunday times." they wanted to get a 2006 article about his child's cystic fi breaux says, suggesting their methods may have been illega
there in scotland. >>> and finally, we love our animals on this show, so take a look at a puppy with acting skills. rosy with her pal, running around like a loose wheel after two catch-me-if-you-can fly-byes. rosy gets a friendly peck on the neck and falls like a rock. is she dead? nope. s she peaks to see what her pal is doing. rosy is known for her attention-seeking antics. let's send it out to amy. a lot of fun there. >> maybe the dog had bad breath and knocked her over. that's a possibility. richard, thank you very much. bill karins is here on the plaza and i've got to say, what a beautiful morning. >> gorgeous here. not ever >>> good saturday morning. i'm chuck bell. our intense heat is not really going anywhere either. now, there will be some improvement today, we actually had a very weak cool front go through late yesterday night and as a result it will be a touch cooler today, but it will still be awfully warm. 84 already here in washington. 82 in annapolis, 81 in frederick, maryland. sunny and hot, no more than an isolated little chance if if a >>> lester's fan club all over the place her
records. even so, scotland yard is investigating all of the accusations and is casting a wide net. pop singer george michael says he's being called in for questioning after a number of tweets he posted about rebecca brooks me said in one of them that she told him that almost all ofheir information comes directly from police. in a later tweet he said that police received, quote, a nice little wad of cash for the service. ann? >> this story just keeps on growing. thank you so much. >>> 7:09. here's matt. >> ann, thanks very much. now to washington and the heat that president obama and congressional leaders are under to reach a deal on slashing the budget deficit. nbc's kristen welker is at the white house with the latest on this. good morning. good to see you. >> good morning. good to see you, too. president obama will meet with congressional leaders again today. the two sides still very much deadlocked. and the clock is ticking. >> thank you very much. >> reporter: with the deadline looming, president obama and congressional leaders met monday for a third time but they're still struggli
been four high-profile resignations, including the top brass of scotland yard, and ten arrests. each new day drops a new bombshell. on monday, it was the death of sean hoare, the first journalist to go on the record pointing the finger directly at former "news of the world" editor andy colson accusing him of actively encouraging phone hacking. police say his death is unexplained, but not suspicious. and in an ironic twist, the company accused of hacking got hacked themselves. murdoch's son paper had to quickly remove this fake headline on its paper last night. today's story makes no mention of parliament or their boss, rupert murdoch. the questioning is expected to take about three hours, but don't expect any detailed answers to direct questions about phone hacking. all three have said they will not answer questions that could in some way jeopardize the ongoing criminal investigation. matt? >> all right. stephanie gosk in london this morning. stephanie, thanks so much. michael wolff is the author of "the man who owns the news: inside the secret world of rupert murdoch." he is also th
intelligence agent convicted of killing 270 people on panam flight 103 over scotland back in 1988 appeared at a rally tuesday in support of embattled libyan leader moammar gadhafi. convicted bomber was released from a scottish jail back in 2009. he is said to be dying of prostate cancer. >>> police in utah say three-time olympic freestyle skier jeret "speedy" peterson took his life monday in a remote canyon. he won a silver medal at last year's vancouver games with his patented hurricane whmaneuver. he was 29 years old. >>> the florida judge who presided over casey anthony trial ordered a three-month cooling off period before he will agree to make the names of anthony's jury public. he's working to ensure the juror's safety after some received death threats. >>> and now here's brian williams with a look at what's coming up tonight on nbc "nightly news." brian? >> natalie, good morning. coming up tonight, first of all, we're in washington and tonight we're going to have the story of a great place for the great name closing down. walter reed treated so many of our soldiers, our presidents ov
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